December in Xining is very cold, as the lowest temperature plummets to –12 °C (10.4 °F). The entire city may turn white as it snows heavily throughout the month. At the same time, the wind often blows strongly, making the weather much colder. It is warm inside, as central heating is supplied. But bringing warm clothing such as a pullover and thick jeans to stay warm outside is important.
December falls during the low travel season because of the bad weather conditions. Few visitors go to Xining this month, making hotel rooms and flight tickets easier to book. Planning to visit Xining in December? See China Highlights' tours of Xining for more information.